Swedish Lapland is one of the best places in the world to see the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis, the extraordinary natural light show that occurs in the depths of winter.

Victoria is here to help give you the inside track.

Key Stats

Best Time To Visit

Oct - May

Flight from London London

2:15 hrs

Time Difference

GMT +1 hr

Shimmering bands of colour drift across the night sky as particles hit the Earth's atmosphere, creating waves of green and red. While the light show can be seen from anywhere around and within the Arctic Circle, places with little or no light pollution - such as Swedish Lapland - are great places to see the action.

Please note that there is, of course, no guarantee of seeing the Northern Lights since it is a natural phenomenon and there can also be cloud cover, but the months of February and March are generally considered to be the optimum time to see them.

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Where to stay

Ice Hotel

Ice Hotel

Every year, 60 artists are given 30,000 tonnes of snow and ice to play with on the banks of the Torne River and are tasked with building the latest incarnation of the Ice Hotel; unsurprisingly, the result is much more than your average igloo.

Treehotel

Treehotel

The Treehotel is a rare and ingenious concept consisting of, well, tree houses, and allows guests to experience the stunning surroundings from an opportune spot in Luleå.

Aurora Safari Camp, luxury hotel in Sweden

Aurora Safari Camp

Snow and camping aren’t usually natural bedfellows, but don’t worry, we haven't completely lost the plot. Aurora Safari camp offers a ‘glamping’ experience in the wilderness of Swedish Lapland and the Rane River Valley.

Abisko Mountain Lodge

Abisko Mountain Lodge

Located in the stunning Abisko National Park, Abisko Mountain Lodge is an archetypal mountain retreat in Northern Lapland.

Brandon Lodge

Brandon Lodge

Overlooking a vast expanse of frozen sea, Brandon Lodge is a cosy and comfortable lodge in the heart of Swedish Lapland.

Pine Bay Lodge

Pine Bay Lodge

Pine Bay Lodge is a charming, homely lodge in the heart of Swedish Lapland, where guests can spend days indulging in a range of adventurous activities, and nights wrapped up warm and in search of the beautiful Aurora Borealis.

sorbyn lodge

Sörbyn Lodge

Sörbyn Lodge is located on a stunning lake sheltered by towering pine trees. This cosy lodge offers warmth and comfort in between adrenaline-fuelled adventures.

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